Deadly Western Connections

KRoad Cliffs, Werribee River

White gum, Bungeys Hole, Werribee River

Werribee River, Bungeys Hole

Werribee River red gum

Truganina swamp, Altona

Grasslands view to the You Yangs

Finding a way across the Werribee River into the Park

Altona Bay

Aerial view from KRoad cliffs across market gardens

Werribee River – Snake Bridge

Laverton Creek meets the bay in Altona

Newport Lakes

Werribee River reflections

Laverton Creek flowing into the Bay, Altona

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Deadly Communities


This is a meeting place for the diversity of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander
peoples living in western metropolitan Melbourne.


It's a listening place for people to share their stories, pay respect to Country and build community.
It’s a connecting place for community groups, organisations and businesses to let you know about
services, programs, jobs and events.

         West Metro Aboriginal Community Forum.   Next Thursday 23rd June in Footscray Community Arts Centre.                See Event post below for more information.

June 27, 2022 4:00 pm - 06:30 pm

 Just in time for NAIDOC WEEK. We’ve teamed up with the legends at LCI Collingwood to create an opportunity for you to sew your very own Aboriginal Flag. We will be offering 3 x Flag sewing workshops! Dates; 27th & 29th June 4.00pm – 6.30pm and Saturday 2nd July 10.00am – 12.30pm – Spots are limited, so get in quick! … Read More

June 28, 2022 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Join photographer James Henry for a free professional development session at KHT on photographing your artworks at home and getting the most of your digital camera. James will work with a small group of First Nations artists – catering to your particular questions, concerns and subject matter. For information click on link below.

June 30, 2022 3:30 pm - 04:30 pm

With one of our experienced Koorie guides, the Birrarung Wilam Walk takes you through Federation Square to the Birrarung Wilam (Common Ground) Aboriginal art installations, experiencing Aboriginal history of Birrarung Marr (Beside the river of mists) and the Kulin Nation. We’ll confirm your place & keep a waiting list.

July 1, 2022 12:00 pm - 02:00 pm

An award-winning author of non-fiction, historical fiction children’s novels, Anita is a Wiradjuri person, Ambassador for the Indigenous Literacy Foundation & Worawa Aboriginal College. Her story of an urban-based high achieving Aboriginal woman breaks down stereotypes & builds bridges between black & white Australia. Discounted tickets for First Nations People.

Acknowledgement of Country and Traditional Owners


We recognise all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as the First Nations of the lands now known as Australia. We acknowledge the people of the Wadawurrung, Woiwurrung and Boonwurrung languages in the Kulin Nation as the First Custodians of these grasslands, waterways and basalt plains.

For tens of thousands of years, the Werribee River has been a significant meeting place for a diversity of Aboriginal people to build community, exchange resources, and share responsibility for its lands. We pay respect to the wisdom of Ancestors and resilience of Elders, past and present. We recognise the ongoing impacts of colonisation for generations of Aboriginal people and this land. We commit ourselves to learning and working together to determine a better future, grounded in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander ways of caring for the whole earth community.